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Rabid raccoon reported in lake area
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A raccoon from the Lake Wateree area of Kershaw County tested positive for rabies, prompting the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to advise individuals to be especially cautious and avoid wild animals. "Avoid wild animals acting tame and tame animals acting wild," said Sue Ferguson of DHEC’s Bureau of Environmental Health. "About 400 South Carolinians must undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year, with most exposures from being bitten or scratched by a rabid or suspected rabid animal."

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